Pre-bagged lettuce

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Pre-bagged lettuce
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 9:57am

Do you buy pre-bagged lettuce or salad mixes? Do you wash it before serving? Do all the recent recalls on these kind of products worry you?


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:17pm

I do, sometimes, and until all these recalls, thought nothing of it.

Now I tend to buy head lettuce (or use the lettuce from our CSA when it's in season) and I wash, wash, wash! LOL

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:46pm

I do buy pre-bagged salad mix but because of all the recent recalls, I wash it thoroughly before serving. I find it so convenient to use that I figure my chances of getting a food-born illness are slim so it is worth taking a chance on.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 1:23pm

Althought I don't buy pre-bagged salad fixings, I always worry about recalls of the products, because I know so many others do use them.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 5:28pm

Yes, I buy bagged, prepared lettuce for salads.

No, I don't wash it before serving.

The recalls don't really worry me. I've got too many thing in life to worry about as it is.

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 10:33pm
I do buy pre-bagged lettuce and out of sheer lazyness I don't always wash it again before eating it. I figure stomach acid can take paint off cars so it should be able to kill some lettuce germs lol. I try not to get all worked up over the recalls.
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Registered: 07-25-2000
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:48am

I buy bagged spinach and an occasional salad mix. I do not wash them again. I am not terribly concerned. It is a very small proportion of the lettuce sold that has been a problem. I will take my chances.